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It doesn't take a college degree to be a pilot car driver, but it does take a certification process that goes over the history of the job and what will be required of you to do the job safely. Since there's no federal certification, each state operated in will require its own courses for the company though there aren't many places to receive proper training.

The training will teach you proper sizes when dealing with oversize loads. The maximum a vehicle can carry is 80,000 pounds gross, 20,000 pounds for a single axle, and 34,000 pounds for a tandem axle per load. Weight limits are important, especially when traveling over bridges that don't allow trailers that are too heavy to cross. These courses will teach you how to get information on the roads itself, like how high overpasses are and whether the cargo will fit under or how wide the roads you will travel are. Through certification you will learn about tow trucks, understanding how long and wide the pole a haul carrying is, and how to talk to dispatch.

To get started, your vehicle will need to be insured for business use as a pilot car. You will also need to purchase a business liability policy in addition to auto insurance, as a precautionary safety. Vehicle insurance does not cover truck accidents, even if you are in the clear.

In order to escort trucks and motorcades properly, your mode of transportation needs to be in good shape. You will need to outfit your car with a good CB radio and antenna, an oversize load sign to the roof of your car. You will also need two flashing amber lights, one revolving amber light, two red flags, extra flags in case those fail, and several other pieces of safety equipment.

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27865 Bullskin Rd., Oak Run, CA 96069
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Long time premier pilot car service in haul load, company related, commercial, cargo escort, transportation and much more. Exceptional pilot car services, wide load carrying, cargo carry and more.
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5421 Eastside Rd, Redding, CA 96001
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If you want to find a pilot car service, asking other companies who have used this kind of service in the past can help you find a trustworthy company that can escort your oversize load and ensure the truck's driver and everyone on the road is safe. The cargo's type and size will come into play when sorting out how you are going to complete the delivery. The starting location is a good way to start your search for a pilot car service. If you plan on needing an escort for a lot of your transportation needs, you may get a better price for their services. Some escort car services will be for commercial use, a simple call to the company will answer any questions you may have to make sure they are equipped with the right vehicles and have systems that are able to complete your transportation needs. Hauling oversize loads can be a difficult task. Hiring a proper automobile escort service will help keep your driver safe while on the road. Haulers with heavy cargo can also be dangerous for other drivers on the road. Having a vehicle escort service accompany your truck for the duration of transportation you will not only increase the safety of your driver, but for others on the road as well. Automobile pilot services will range in quality. You will want to find out what their customer satisfaction rating is and see if they are dependable with safe drivers. You will need to check that they have their own auto insurance as well.



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